Society of American Archivists’ Rare Book Workshop

The Society of American Archivists’ Rare Book Workshop
December 16 and December 17, 2010
Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Two-day workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline:  Wednesday November 17, 2010

Maximum Enrollment:  15
Cost:  Early-Bird/Regular

SAA Members:  $295/ $385
Employees of Member Institutions:  $335/$385
Nonmember:  $375/395

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Consider Presenting & Save the Date: October Conference for New England Academic Librarians

Tools to Support Teaching and Outreach: A Mix of the New and the
Friday, October 15, 2010
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The fourteenth annual October Conference for New England academic librarians, sponsored by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries.

We seek presenters for the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries’ annual October Conference for New England academic librarians!

This year’s conference will showcase practical applications of new tools – and innovative uses of tried-and-true tools – that support learning, outreach or reference. The day-long event is scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (an easy two-hour drive from Boston, Springfield, and many other New England locations).

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Registration for NYTSL Program Ends May 14

New York Technical Services Librarians
Spring Meeting & Program
Communities of Interest : A New Model for Institutional Repositories
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Online registration is still open:
Registration deadline: Friday, May 14, 2010.

SPEAKER: Kate Wittenberg

As Project Director, Client and Partnership Development at Ithaka, Kate focuses on building partnerships among scholars, publishers, libraries, technology providers, and societies with an interest in promoting the development of digital scholarship and building and sustaining innovative initiatives. Before coming to Ithaka, Kate was the Director of EPIC (the Electronic Publishing Initiative at
Columbia) a pioneering initiative in digital publishing, and a model partnership for libraries, presses, and academic IT departments. Some of the ventures produced by EPIC include CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online), Gutenberg-E (a reinvention of the monograph as an electronic work), and Jazz Studies Online.

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NAHSL Conference: “Libraries in Balance” to be held October 24-26 in Newport RI


The North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) is holding its 52nd annual conference at the Newport (RI) Marriott October 24th-26th, 2010. This year’s theme is Libraries in Balance: Preserving Our Roots, Growing Our Future. The list of speakers include Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Internet and American Life Project and Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Medical School, and the 2010 Joseph Leiter Lecturer This 2 ½ day conference will include breakout sessions, state meetings, exhibitors and CE classes in addition to the 4 plenary speakers. For more information view the conference website at The website is under construction so “pardon our dust” and visit us often.

Thank you,
The NAHSL 2010 Conference Planning Committee

ALA Councilor’s Report from Midwinter III

I am now half way through my final Council meeting. Thus far we have voted on five resolutions. I was pleased to vote for a very good resolution on libraries in Haiti. It encourages ALA to do everything possible to aid libraries in Haiti. I also voted in the affirmative for resolutions encouraging transparency and openness in the federal government and a resolution supporting digital information initiatives at the government printing office. I also supported a resolution on universal access to broadband. Final copies of these resolutions will be available on the ALA website soon.

Council has concluded and I am headed home on Cape Air. Nine seat prop plane–super cool.

Nancy Wilson

ALA Councilor’s Report from Midwinter II

This morning I attended my second council meeting where we heard a report from Kent Oliver, Freedom to Read Foundation President. He introduced us to Barbara Jones, new FTR Executive Director. We also heard reports from the ALA Treasurer.

It may be interesting to people that there is an Office of Research and Statistics at ALA. Their website has many reports and statistics that may be valuable to Vermont Libraries.

I will write more tomorrow when actual business will be coming before council.

Nancy Wilson

Registration for PLA’s 13th National Conference is Now Open

Registration for PLA 2010, the 13th National Conference of the Public Library Association (PLA), is now open. To register and request housing for PLA 2010, or to download registration and housing forms, visit A special early bird rate is available for PLA members and members of the Oregon Library Association who register by Dec. 16, 2009. All other advance registrations must be received by Feb. 19, 2010.

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2010 ALA Midwinter & RUSA Genealogy Event in Boston

The annual American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting will be held January 15-19, 2010 in Boston.

On Friday, January 15, ALA’s Reference and Users Services Association (RUSA) will host an all-day genealogy workshop at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. In addition to presenting basic genealogy research techniques, New England-specific resources will also be presented. The event includes lunch, sponsored by ProQuest, and a tour of the beautiful NEHGS facility.

All of the event details are located here:

Important note: you do not have to register for the Midwinter Meeting in order to attend this genealogy event, and you do not have to be an ALA member. Even library patrons are welcome to attend. Registration instructions are at